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Italy: Gorgonzola Cheese Production

This page provides, in a given period of time, data related to the Italian production of Gorgonzola cheese, P.D.O., a high quality cheese product, (organized by Regions).

Production figures are represented on the table and the two graphs on a yearly and monthly basis.

N.B.
There are only two Regions, Piemonte and Lombardy, that traditionally produce Gorgonzola cheese. The production in this geographical areas is protected by law as well.

The Gorgonzola is a semi soft uncooked cheese with greenish-blue veins due to the process of erborinature where selected moulds cultures are added during the production process.

The cheese is available in two types depending on its maturity and taste: creamy and soft / mature and mild/sharp). The mild type has a 2 months ripe while the sharp type over 3 months.

The provinces concerned are: Novara, Vercelli, Cuneo, Biella, Verbania and the territory of Casale Monferrato (in Piemonte) and Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Milan, Pavia and Varese (in Lombardy).

The brand of origin is imprinted on both sides of cheese wheel and the consumer has the warranty of authenticity thanks to the visible "G" seal printed on the bottom of the aluminium wrapping. The mark "G" is an exclusive concession by the "Consorzio di tutela del formaggio Gorgonzola" (established in 1970) to the authorised farmers.

The Gorgonzola cheese is quoted on the markets of Novara and Milan.


Consorzio Gorgonzola

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Igor Arrigoni Formaggi Caseificio Defendi Mario Costa
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Month 2009 2014 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 ± % on
2023
± % on
2022
January 343.552 375.286 466.447 492.269 482.338 463.110 483.597 469.767 -2,9% +1,4%
February 321.578 357.058 417.145 414.656 408.979 365.960 425.462 440.015 +3,4% +20,2%
March 343.055 386.761 424.748 418.787 450.086 431.190 447.241 447.207 0,0% +3,7%
April 301.039 370.328 413.579 341.841 419.754 380.757 403.817 418.201 +3,6% +9,8%
May 254.794 341.056 384.296 331.334 359.029 385.279 401.785 412.974 +2,8% +7,2%
June 276.517 295.827 315.219 392.777 363.350 384.961 368.191
July 344.406 373.402 370.580 460.877 420.684 397.475 397.856
August 349.611 376.757 424.235 437.174 441.909 468.249 431.767
September 384.462 410.112 440.633 485.204 478.917 451.393 458.596
October 367.221 400.347 462.791 460.185 491.419 430.241 468.792
November 326.130 351.282 439.877 401.091 476.592 431.194 444.679
December 358.025 405.322 466.235 464.248 465.771 458.502 447.192
Jan-May 1.564.018 1.830.489 2.106.215 1.998.887 2.120.186 2.026.296 2.161.902 2.188.164
% y-o-y ¹ +1,9% +17,0% +15,1% -5,1% +6,1% -4,4% +6,7% +1,2%
Total Year 3.970.390 4.443.538 5.025.785 5.100.443 5.258.828 5.048.311 5.178.975
% y-o-y ¹ +0,0% +11,9% +13,1% +1,5% +3,1% -4,0% +2,6%
Last Update: 10-06-2024
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2009, 2014, 2019, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
Source: Consorzio di Tutela
 
Min Production in the last 5 years
 
Max Production in the last 5 years